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Dr. Renate Ortlieb


Academic and Professional Background


Dr. Renate Ortlieb has been an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Management at Freie Universität Berlin since 2004. She completed her doctoral thesis on employee sickness absences in 2002 at the same institute.

After graduation (Diplom-Kauffrau) in Business Administration and Economics at the Technische Universität Berlin in 1995 she worked as a research and teaching assistent at Universität Konstanz, Universität Essen (now Universität Duisburg-Essen, both positions Prof. Dr. Werner Nienhüser), Freie Universität Berlin (Prof. Dr. Gertraude Krell) and Universität Flensburg (Prof. Dr. Wenzel Matiaske).

She was a visiting lecturer at the Berlin School of Economics, Fern-Universität in Hagen and the Institute of Electronic Business Berlin. She conducted business and politics consultancy projects and was actively involved in several university committees.


Main Research Interests


Renate Ortlieb's research interests are in employee absenteeism, in the field of domination, gender and power relations in organizations and in employer pension plans.

Together with Prof. Dr. Barbara Sieben (Freie Universität Berlin), in the summer of 2007 she received a research grant from the European Social Fund to study diversity and diversity management in organizations in Berlin. The situation of employees with migration background and the corresponding employer diversity strategies are examined within this study in both a quantitative and qualitative approach. More

Social-Economic Review
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
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